The Story of Morden Shoals
Morden Shoals has evolved over the past 20 years from a tiny spare bedroom, 2 microphone, Yamaha O1V desk and a keyboard affair, through a 16 year period located in a good-sized loft conversion fitted with a Clearsonic drum isolation booth, where a good many commercial albums were produced, including recent highly acclaimed offerings by Home Service, Gryphon and John Kirkpatrick. Then last year I opened a purpose-built 42 sq. mt. totally soundproofed and treated outhouse at the end of my garden. The new building is very comfortable, fully air-conditioned and features a completely isolated 3.6 sq. mt. recording area at the far end, with an open control area at the other, also housing the ISO booth, which is now often used for vocals or guitars while a drummer might use the far end booth. There is a good selection of quality microphones as well as excellent preamps and outboard gear and also a fabulous Yamaha U3 upright piano.